Fish Story (Fisshu sutori)
Fish Story (Fisshu sutori) (2013)

In 1975, an unpopular Japanese punk band called "Gekirin" (Wrath) starts work on their third album. Unfortunately the band is a little ahead of its time; punk won't be marketable until the Sex Pistols debut in the UK the… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: December 27, 2011
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The result is a wonderfully entertaining and affecting patchwork of ideas, incidents, contrivance and coincidence.

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Catherine Shoard

You can't fault it for narrative ambition, nor, in fact, for curious -- one might say fishy -- watchability.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

A cool, surreal film, and not a little fishy.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

With a lively tone and an intricately plotted multi-strand story, this Japanese drama holds our attention using humour, drama and an end-of-the-world scenario. It's also a thoroughly charming bit of filmmaking.

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Liz Haycroft
Little White Lies

Like the title song with its crazy lyrics, it's quirky, fun and yet slightly overlong.

Matthew Turner

An impressively structured Japanese drama heightened by strong performances, a catchy theme song and an offbeat script that's laced with subtle humour.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Hugely ambitious and oddly beguiling...

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

As off-puttingly quirky as it all may sound, it's held together with great confidence and a ton of energy. When the dots are finally joined, the sugar-rush of storytelling kismet is pretty exhilarating.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Fish Story may at first seem almost aleatoric in its structure, but this punkish chronicle of hope enduring in extremis and heroism paid forward turns out to be much more than a mere shaggy dog story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Excellent! Got to admit, my attention started to waver in the last part as I just couldn't figure out what all the stories had to do with each other. The… More
Adam M.
Great Japanese film about a punk rock song saving the world! When punk band Gekirin(Wrath, in English) are on their last legs as a band they record one final… More
Jesse Ortega
Pretty goddamn great movie. It's ambitious and full of energy. It also does a great job at tying every story together by this song and the consequences… More
Lesley N
This one's a charmer. A Japanese punk band records a song "Fish Story" in 1975, a year before the Sex Pistols and thirty seven years later it… More